Pussy Riot claims responsibility for World Cup protestors on field

The political activist group also released a list of demands to the Russian government.

July 15, 2018

During the 2018 World Cup final match between Croatia and France, four people ran on to the field during the game. They were quickly apprehended by field security, but not before one of the people running on the field gave a high five to Kylian Mbappé, who scored one of the four goals that brought France the victory.

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Pussy Riot, a Russian feminist punk rock protest group, took credit for the four people interrupting the game. They wrote on Twitter "Just a few minutes ago, four Pussy Riot members performed in the FIFA World Cup final match." Included in the tweet was a list of six demands to the Russian government.

The interruption was titled "Policeman enters the Game" and all four members of Pussy Riot on the field were dressed in old fashion police uniforms. The performance and ensuing demands was a call for the end of the arrest of protestors and the release of all political prisoners. Read their full statement below.

Pussy Riot claims responsibility for World Cup protestors on field